03 November 2007

looks like the milk is still disappearing!

"In fact, the amount of milk purchased would have been enough to feed all the starving children of Africa!...Could it be that when I am sleeping my daughters are tiptoeing downstairs, using the telephone to call their toddler friends and inviting them over for a midnight party

A couple of months ago I wrote a blog called 'where has all the milk gone?' //http://dw-perspectives.blogspot.com/2007/09/where-has-all-milk-gone.html The premis of this was that despite buying copious amounts of milk it always seemed to vanish. In fact, the amount of milk purchased would have been enough to feed all the starving children of Africa!

Anyway, things settled down soon after I published that blog and I thought that, maybe, it was just a blip on the radar. After all, not every plane disappears over the Bermuda Triangle. So it seemed that my very own 'milk triangle' had decided not to make all our milk disappear every time.

Naturally my two daughters (and even my wife) seem to drink milk like most people might drink water. Even allowing for that there was always a large volume of the white liquid left over for breakfast cereal etc. However, this week it seems as if the 'milk triangle' is back and with a vengeance.

What I would like explained, from a scientific and rational point of view, is how 23 litres of milk can disappear into thin air in a shade over 4 days!

Now I am sure that there is an easy answer to this question, but I am not sure that I can think of one!

Could it be that when I am sleeping my daughters are tiptoeing downstairs, using the telephone to call their toddler friends and inviting them over for a midnight party of muffins and milk? Now there's a thought. Maybe I need to stand guard outside their room all night to see what happens.

If anyone else has any ideas then please let me know!!!

1 comment:

Pete said...

23 litres in 4 days??? My god - I thought we drank lots of milk... maybe the neighbourhood cats are sneaking in for late night parties!!??